Watersmeet, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watersmeet, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Watersmeet Census Designated Place had a population of 394 as of July 1, 2017. Watersmeet ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watersmeet is located at latitude 46.2953 and longitude -89.2061 in Gogebic County. The formal boundaries for the Watersmeet Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gogebic County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,604 feet.

The Watersmeet Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628673) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Watersmeet Census Designated Place is located within Township of Watersmeet, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gogebic County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watersmeet population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Watersmeet, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 394
Daytime Population: Workers 158
Daytime Population: Residents 223
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 381
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 393
Population in Familes 309
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 43
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $44,609
Average Household Income $55,938
Per Capita Income $24,252


Total Housing Units 235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (30.2%)
Median Home Value $94,737
Average Home Value $155,769


Total Households 164
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.14% -1.52%
Households -1.12% -1.38%
Families -1.26% -1.59%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Watersmeet, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watersmeet to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 575 17th
Population Density # 688 1st
Diversity Index # 64 91st
Median Household Income # 385 45th
Per Capita Income # 313 55th

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